After a forgettable outing from Zack Greinke on Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers look to bounce in the second game of the Freeway Series.
The Dodgers should feel a sense of confidence knowing that two-time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw takes the mound. On the season, the Texas native is 13-2 with a 1.71 ERA in 17 starts.
Kershaw is in the midst of a 10-game winning streak and can get his Major League leading 14th victory tonight. In five career starts against the Angels, Kershaw is 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA. Tuesday marks the first time Kershaw will face the Angels since 2011.
Taking the hill for the Angels is Hector Santiago, who was penciled in to make the start after Tyler Skaggs was placed on the disabled list. In 19 appearances, Santiago is 3-7 with a 3.76 ERA. The 26 year old has primarily been used as the sixth starter in the rotation whenever they need an emergency outing.
In his career, the left-handed pitcher has only faced the Dodgers once — in 2012 as a reliever. He did not give up a hit, but did issue a walk and allow stolen base.
One day after placing Chris Perez on the disabled list, the Dodgers added another in the form of Paco Rodriguez. As a result, Pedro Baez was promoted from Triple-A for the third time this season.
With a lefty on the mound, Scott Van Slyke returns to the lineup and will play in left field.
LF: Van Slyke
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